[Biturbos4] Timing Belt replacement

Jonathan Conta jonnyconta at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 8 15:58:57 EDT 2005

Everything I've heard in terms of conventional wisdom says do it at 60k, and I have no reason to think otherwise.  The B5 seems to have somewhat of a short-life water pump (mine went at 50k and I found a large number of people who had the same) so if you're in there doing that, you might as well do the timing belt, tensioners, etc.
Whatever the reason, waiting until 90k just doesn't seem worth it in terms of risk/reward, but $2100 is way out of whack.
Maybe I'm old school, but I also don't buy the whole "You only have to change your oil every 8-10,000 miles on new cars" thing either.  I use Amsoil and still do it at about half that interval.
Anyone else have dealers telling them to wait until 80 or 90k to do the timing belt?

mike <mikemk40 at yahoo.com> wrote:
Just to confuse matters even more......mine (2000 euro
car) was done at 80 and 160k (miles).

The first one was done in the UK and cost £1000 the
second was done in Germany and cost 1000 euros (inc
water pump, cam seals, tensioners etc and an oil

--- "Aurangzeb M. Agha" wrote:

> I'm completely confused on when to change the timing
> belt on a 2001' Audi 
> S4 (2.7 liter). My dealer says to change it now
> (the car is with him for 
> tie rod replacement and 60K check, and he wants
> $2100 for the timing belt 
> work).
> I was shocked at the price. I called around, and
> another dealer says they 
> do it for $1400, but insists it shouldn't be done
> until around 90K for a 
> 2001 S4. I insisted he double check, and he
> confirmed the same with his 
> service manager. He confirmed what he initially
> said.
> I also looked around on the audiworld forums, and
> there seems to be a 
> mishmash off 60K and 90K timing belt replacements. 
> Anyone know what the 
> definitive answer is?
> Thx,
> Aurangzeb
> --
> Silver '01 S4 (stock)
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